tv Mornings on 2 FOX December 31, 2012 7:00am-9:00am PST
a dangerous house fire in san francisco early this morning sends flames shooting from a natural gas line near the home. what happened to the people who were sleeping inside at the time. it's a race against the clock. the last-minute effort to prevent the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff before the deadline of midnight east coast time. >> reporter: new year's eve partiers who want to leave their cars behind will have a lot of options.
we'll tell you about the different transit agencies offering free rides this evening. "mornings on 2" starts now. well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, december 31st, new year's eve. in overnight news, san francisco firefighters had their work cut out for them when a natural gas line burst outside an apartment that was on fire. flames shot in the air on athens around 1:00 this morning. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live from the scene with video you will only see on channel 2. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning. the fire inside of that home is what triggered a second fire that came from the curbside gas valve right outside the home. that's why you see pg&e crews still doing last-minute repair work to patch up the road where they had to dig things up to access that line. that second fire coming from the gas line certainly made things difficult for
firefighters this morning, as the fire ripped through both floors of the home, and flames from the natural gas line shot 15 feet in the air. the homeowners had to wait for the pg&e to turn off the gas line. this started around 1:00 on the 100 block of athens street. there were four people inside the home at the time of the fire. two of them were sent to the hospital with possible smoke inhalation. a neighbor i talked with this morning told me he feels lucky this fire didn't spread to his house next door. >> grateful, you know, it was pretty smoky downstairs when they woke me up. luckily, the neighbors right here came knocking really hard to get us up because, you know, i was caught in the fire before and i almost didn't make it because of the smoke. so i am very grateful. >> reporter: the home that caught fire this morning was heavily damaged and will be a
total loss, according to the battalion chief. a pg&e representative i talked with over the phone said the fire from the home is what impacted the gas meter and the fire was not due to any sort of a faulty line. but pg&e will be looking at the meter of the hope as part of their investigation to get a better sense how the fire in the home started the fire that came from that gas line this morning of the the battalion chief out here also told me an arson investigator is called in from the san francisco fire department to try to pinpoint the exact cause for this morning's fire. live in san francisco, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. its 7:03. congress has 14 hours to keep the u.s. economy from going over the fiscal cliff. if lawmakers don't reach a solution by midnight tonight, east coast time, income tax rates will increase for all americans. coming up at 7:15, the two key players who are now in charge of negotiating a last-minute
deal. time now, 7:03. grocery stores and other stores in alameda county who sell food and alcohol won't be able to give you plastic bag. in place of the single use bags, stores can use paper or reusable bags but will have to charge you at coast a -- at least a dime per bag. those who collect food stamp the won't have to pay -- stamps won't have to pay. minimum wage goes up to 10.55 tomorrow. university of kentucky economists say that's hurting the youngest members of the work force because employers don't want to pay teenagers more than $10 plus benefits to get their first jobs. just over an hour ago, millions of people in sydney, australia, rang in 2013.
[ cheers ] >> crowds gathered to watch the skyline explode with fireworks. 1.5million people were expected to be at the celebration with millions more watching on tv from home. [ cheers ] and people in new zealand also rang in the new year with loud cheers, boat horns and fireworks over the sky tower. the display lit up at midnight. new zealand being one of the first countries in the world to welcome the new year. more on our local celebrations coming up in a few minutes. here in the bay area, transit agencies are adding extra service tonight to help thousands of new year's revelers get home safely. ktvu channel 2 reporter allie rasmus is live to tell us about the agencies offering the free rides. >> reporter: good morning. muni, caltrain and samtrans will be offering free rides. if you plan to get on a muni
bus or train -- if you get on one right now, you will have to pay the full fare. that will change at 8:00. muni will be free for everyone from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. other transit agencies will be doing the same thick. after 11:00, caltrain and sam transwill be free for all passengers. the cast line leaves san francisco at 2:15 knead and vta rides will be free after 7 -- 2:15, new year's day, vta rides will be free after 7:00 p.m. trains on b.a.r.t. will run extended service until 3:00 a.m. tuesday morning. in order to avoid congestion, trains will not be stopping at all of the stations in folks. pittsburg bay point will stop at the montgomery aftermidnight, the dublin pleasanton line will stop at the embarcadero. the daly city millbrae will
stop at all san francisco stations. if you are coming to the trains, go to the right station. b.a.r.t. will be running extra long lanes every 20 minutes -- long trains every 0 minutes. we know how -- every 20 minutes. pack your patience. there are a lot of people who don't want to worry about designated drivers and parking in the city tonight. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:07. if you are starting early, you may need a few extra minutes to warm up the car. it was really chilly. tara's bag. had some problems with the icy roads in the east bay. >> that's right. up in the north bay we have some slick roads and in orinda, we had this rollover crash. this is san pablo at bear creek road. this is right near the
reservoir and somebody went off the road due to black ice. a medevac helicopter had to be called in. they are having quite an ordeal trying to haul the car back up. it viewy veered of o we're gonna keep an eye on it forum we have -- we're gonna -- it actually veered off. we're gonna keep an on on it for you. at the bottom portion of the screen, you can see the headlines towards santa clara. highway 24 thru la fayette -- highway 24 through la fayette, no delays. here's steve. mostly clear, cold this morning. a little breeze for some. most temperatures are in the 30s. there are some upper 20s. we have a system coming in. it's splitting. i think the pattern -- this is a sign of things to come here for a while after what's been a very, very busy november and disease. i think things quiet down in january. part of this system will go
north. part it is will south. 28 in santa rosa. 47 in livermore. this may be a very localized event. this is at the livermore airport. out by the lab, it's 33. they are getting a little northeast wind off the altamont pass. that's the only thing i can think of because not far away, it's 15 degrees chillier. upper 30s for some lowser to the -- to the bay. 6 -- for some lower to the bay. 6 below in tahoe. man. that's cold. see a little bit of shower activity trying to form off the north coast. i think this is falling apart. this low is heading towards southern california and i think therein lies the trend. the pattern looks quiet for the for the next 10, 15 days. you usually get a little downtime in the winter time.
sun, clouds, upper 40s, very, very low 50s today. fairfield, napa, santa rosa, 49 degrees. ukiah, about 44, 45. los gatos, 51, 52 san mateo. 50 livermore, although, again not -- that's kind of -- that localized event there. mostly sunny tuesday and for the longest time we've always had rain in the five, six, seven day. i didn't put any in. i think we'll get clouds on the weekend, though. all right, steve. a woman accused in a fatal hit- and-run crash in san francisco is expected to enter a plea. police say she was drunk when she hit a group of people walking along the road near twin peaks two weeks ago. a 5-year-old woman was naked down a hillside and killed -- knocked down a hillside and killed. thieves targeted a nonprofit school in santa rosa over the christmas holiday. it happened at new horizon
school and learning center. according to the press democrat, thieves stole computers, cash, paychecks, and the school's minivan. total loss is estimated at $5,000. the -- $35,000,000. the school's director says it -- $35,000. the school's director says whoever is responsible is familiar with the school. b.a.r.t. says its oath airport connector project is on schedule. the $484 million project is about 65 million. the connector from the coliseum b.a.r.t. station to the oakland airport is due to open in september 2014. 7:11. a car crashes into an east bay funeral home. what police say may have caused the teenaged driver to lose control. plus -- why secretary of state hillary clinton is still at a new york hospital this morning. the very latest details of her health scare. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits.
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mostly clear and cold. 20s, 30s, 40s. a little breezy. mostly sunny, then partly cloudy. highs today, very cool. upper 40s, low 50s. 7:14. the chp investigated last night's crash in concord that killed a man on a motorcycle. it happened about 6:0 on kirker pass road near -- 6:30 near kirker pass road near hess road. three people are still in the hospital this morning after a car crashed into a funeral home in concord. it happened yesterday afternoon at at weymouth brothers chapel on concord roo road. police say it appears two -- on cord road. police say it appears two teenagers were racing when they
crashed. those teenagers were rushed to the hospital with very serious injuries. a 66-year-old man inside the building was a broken leg. police questioned a second driver who may have been racing with those teenagers. so far no arrests have been made. 7:14. happening right now in washington, d.c., lawmakers say negotiations are looking better to avoid going over the fiscal cliff at 9:00 p.m. our time. as kyla cam billion reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there's still a gap on raising taxes. >> reporter: republicans and democrats both say these negotiations are moving forward. the house is back at work this hour and we expect to hear from the senate when they start their day in about 45 minutes everyone the big et problem that needs to be -- biggest problem that needs to be solved is deciding who should pay more
in taxes. democrats offered to raise taxes on households making $450,000. republicans were still hoping for the $550,000. but republicans dropped their demand to cut social security benefits. at that point, joe biden and mitch mcconnell took over negotiations. the two worked together in the senate for 23 years and have a strong history of finding compromise. >> i think there's some good news. the conversations continued late into the night last night. i think now there is a better than 50/50 chance that we will avoid the fiscal cliff by midnight tonight. >> reporter: if the senate comes one a plan and passes it, the -- comes up with a plan and passes, it the house would have to vote on it. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:16. even if congress avoids the flip, your paycheck will still be smaller in 2013. that's because a temperature reduction in the social
security payroll tax expires today. starting in january, workers will, once again, have 6.2% of their wages withheld to pay for social security. that's up from the 4.2% rate that's been in effect for the past two years. people making $50,000 will get about $83 a month less in their paychecks. 7:16. a new report from the u.s. senate on the attack on the u.s. consue rit in -- on the u.s. consulate in libya is blaming the u.s. for not having a state department to respond. the senate report says in the future, the state department should determine if it can provide tough security for diplomats and -- provide enough security for diplomats and where it cannot, americans need to be removed from the postings. hillary clinton is in a new
york hospital being treated for a broad clot. doctors found that clot after a followup to her concussion. she's being treated with blood thinners. she is 65 years old and had a stomach virus when she fainted and hit her head. hugo chavez is said to be suffering new complications africanser surgery in cuba. the vice president of cuba described his condition as delicate. chavez has not been seen or heard in public since december 11th when he underwent surgery. it was his fourth cancer- related operation. government leaders say chavez may miss his january 10th inauguration. marking his 6th presidential term. the woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train in new york city will undergo a mental evaluation. prosecutors say 31-year-old
erika menendez faces murder charges after she says she pushed the man on thursday. she said she did it because she thought the man was muslim and it would be cool. new documents indicate she had a troubled pass with her mother faking the -- calling the police over the last three years and she was also charged with attacking two men. some being paid to carpool or use mass transit. employees who carpool for at least two months will be paid $50. employees who use mass transit will get a $0 clippard card and those who voice or have an electric car will get a $100 stipend.
ford says when the up ins -- numberses are counted -- ford says when the numbers are counted, they will have sold more than .2 million vehicles this year -- 2.2 million vehicles this year. the ford was the best-selling model, the f model and fiestas were also very popular. 7:0, the national hockey league and the nhl players union are back at work trying to save what's left of the hockey season. more than half of the season has already been lost. but the twoside -- but the two sides are scheduled to meet in new york today. sources say the league is helping for a settlement that would allow a 48-game season starting in mid january. league officials are not saying at what point they throw up their hands and cancel the
season. 7:20. we'll talk about the weather because it's cold outside. the very last day of 2012, it even looks cold in that picture. meteorologist steve paulson is here to tell you what the weather will be like for those new year's eve celebrations. and signs of appreciation. how 9er fans cheered their team all the way to nfc tight championship title -- nfc championship title.
touchdowns. this means san francisco will have an extra week to prepare before hosting a divisional round game on saturday, january 12th. >> alex smith. he comes into the game. >> 49ers' fans showed their appreciation for quarterback alex smith said with a standing ovation. smith took the field with less than six minutes in the 4th quarter, basically doing mopup. it was smith's first and likely last with the team since he threw a touchdown pass to crabtree against the rales and came out with a concussion of the that started the whole quarterback controversy when the team replaced him with colin kaepernick. the oakland raiders lost to the san diego callers. in the third quarter, the -- chargers. in the third quarter, they rallied to come three points shy heading into overtime. couldn't quite win it. the raiders won only four games this season. s this was expected to be norv
turner's final game as the chargerser's coach. he led the -- chargers's coach -- chargers' coach. and we have just learned that andy reid was just fired. 7:25. tara's back. some tricky driving this morning. some icy roads. >> that's right. we've been talking about this accident in the orinda area. let's take a live look from chopper 2. you can see the car overturned. it careened off the roadway due to black ice and went down the embankment. we just learned there's no injuries. that's the good news. this is near the san pablo reservoir on san pablo road on bear creek road. you can see just how far off the roadway it went. the crews are calling in extra cable too toy to -- cable to
try to hook it up. there are icy roadways. so be careful in this area. you can see traffic moving nicely in both directions on 880. and 237 near milpitas, again, same story, no delays to report. 7:25. here's steve. three dog night out there. it's cold. temperatures dipping in the 20s and 30s. pacifica, 41. that's pretty cold. our system coming in will just kind of take one direction north and one south leaving us in between. that's a very localized event. i think at the livermore airport. not far away. i think -- it's 32. they are getting a northeast breeze off the altamont pass. that system will spin in some some clouds. sunny in the morning.
clouds. upper 40, very, very low 50s. it looks like the pattern is changing the if you are heading out tonight, bundle up. i think temperatures will be dipping in the 30s pretty fast. it looks good. a drier pattern. tori and dave? 7:26. a 15-year-old oakland girl shot and killed while walking with some friends. the unusual time of day that police are hoping will shed some light on the suspect. more than 70 people are affected by a fatal fire at an apartment complex in san jose. we'll tell you -- about the investigation. >> and we're live at the goodwill in san francisco where today is considered the largest donation day of the year.
firefighters in san jose continue to look for answers in an apartment fire that killed a couple and their young granddaughter. ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose and tells us the red cross is now helping others who were displaced by this fire. janine? >> reporter: yeah, those people are without a hole. up above me, you can see where all of the damage is from -- from the -- from where the fire happened. we're told by residents that the couple who lived there were
lock-tie residents. their apartment is destroyed. the fire broke out late saturday night on bridge court par. 73 people were affected by the fire because of the smoke and water damage. the red cross is assisting the other residents who have been displaced. >> we provided blanket, comfort kits, we provided -- later on we provided hotel rooms and gave them a debit card so they could get some food and shelter. >> reporter: yesterday, families caback to the apartments to gather what they could but not everyone has been allowed to return. it could be a couple of mor days but the rid cross -- more days but the red cross tell us they are prepared to help those people. firefighters are looking through the rubble to figure out how this fire started.
as of yet, we still do not have a cause. i have a call into the fire department to find out if arson investigators will be back tonight. i'm still waiting to hear back. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. in petaluma, firefighters are trying to figure out what marked a fire that sent flames shooting from the garage of the hole. the fire broke out around 5:30 last night on tampico court. everyone was able to get out safely. police are searching for more information surrounding the death of a man who was shot several times near a golf course in livermore. a jogger discovered the body near galaxy court just before 7:30 saturday morning. the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. about 30 people showed up for a vigil to oner ogden. anyone with -- to honor ogden. anyone with information, contact police? religious and community leaders in oakland will be gathering
this afternoon at saint columbo church remembering the 012 homicide victims of the vigil begins at 3:00 p.m. today. yesterday, afternoon, in broad daylight, a 15-year-old girl was shot. authorities believe the suspect is between 13 and 15 years old. this all happened when the teenager was walking with friends through the ryan creek crossings housing project. the shooter opened fire on that group. family members and friends came together to try to console each other. >> i have to go back home and live on the same street they live on and mourn their death and realize that i thought she would be able to make it back to school on the 7th when school go back from winter break. now, a second victim, a 14- year-old boy is recovering from nonlife-threatening injuries. authorities are checking the surveillance video and they are
also questioning witnesses in hopes of finding some answers. we now know the names of two young men killed last friday in west oakland. police say 21-year-old darryl armstrong and 19-year-old keith davis were killed on mead avenue. the victims were friends, that armstrong lived near the shooting spree. no arrests have been made. the investigation continues. tomorrow will be four years since the shooting death of oscar grant. on january 1st, 2009, oscar grant was shot and killed by b.a.r.t. police officer johannes mehserle on the platform of the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station. that shooting was caught on cell phone video. a jury later convicted johannes mehserle of involuntary manslaughter. on the car grant's family and friends will -- oscar grant's family and friends will hold a
vigil for him. there was a palm springs -- a breach at palm springs airport. a man went past security without being screened. the man was not relatived because investigators don't believe he had any ma little his in -- any malicious chief. rich rich -- richard lucero was named fremont's interim police chief. 7:5. well, today is gonna be -- 7:35. today is gonna be a very busy day at goodwill stores because of donate-a-thon. brian flores is live to tell us what is happening today and why this is different from earlier years. >> reporter: well, today, is
considered the largest donation day. we're live here at the mission street location. the volunteers and workers are all set up for the annual donate-a-thon this year. today they are expecting hundreds of people to drop off clothes, books, small churn chur. but this year, they -- furniture. but this year they decided to make a party of it. later on, there will be a live band. they will give out prizes as well. with this being new year's eve, some people are getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. they say new year's eve is the biggest donation day of the year. there are a couple of reasons why. the first, people want to get rid of their stuff. but this is the last time this year that you could report tax deductible donations on your return. so people are taking advantage of that as well. talk to then who works here, whether it's today or any other day, the donations go to a good cause even a local official -- even local officials are stepping in. >> willie brown has selected us as the charity of choice.
he's given us a number of his suits that are online right now. we're really excited about that. >> reporter: they are expecting a lot of people lining up here today. in terms of the suits by willie brown, he's donated about 50 suits available online for an online action. the website is sfgoodwill.org. back out here live, if you do make it out here today, not only will you be helping out so many people, you will be getting something in return. the first 400 people who come here and donate goods, they will get free movie tickets or free tickets to the san francisco zoo. overall, a good cause all around. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. thank you, brian. 7:37. a heads up for commuters in san francisco. muni reports that the powell street cable car line will remain out of service this morning. >> the problem, a defective piece of cable. transit officials say motor coach shuttles are being used
as a backup. a san francisco cab company is offering free cab rides this new year's eve. luxor cabs will give a free ride home to people leaving bars and restaurants. you must mention berg industry lawyers to get a free ride. only fares under $35 will be free. >> and there are police officers out there tonight. they will be watching. >> yes. >> so be careful. tara, you are talking about free rides? >> that's right. muni will be offering free rides. that's tonight from 8:00 until 6:00 tomorrow morning. caltrain and samtrans also offering free rides after 11:00. -- as well as vta from 7:00 this evening until 4:00 in the morning. b.a.r.t. will be offering extended service. so no excuses to drink and drive. right now we're gonna take a live look at highway 4 through
bay point. traffic westbound, looking pretty good and at the the-- and at the bay bridge, there's something blocking the number one lane and that's out here treasure -- near treasure island. the chp doesn't say whether it's debris or a stalled car. we'll keep an eye on it for you. 680 at the sunol grade. track is looking good in both direction -- traffic is looking good in both directions. here's steve. san jose international airport, everybody is quiet there. very, very chilly wind breeze or windchill for some as well. there is a decent breeze for a few locations. not for all. i did see about 32 degrees at the los precarious reservoir. this is a very localized i think event at the livermore airport. they are getting a northeast wind off the altamont pass.
sebastopol, 28, oakmont, even out to the east bay as well. 6 below in tahoe. windchill was 18 below about two hours ago. 28 ukiah, 28 also up in middletown and lake county. it's cold all over the place here. system coming in. it's splitting. parts are going north, parts are going south. it looks to me like the pattern -- you can see it splitting right there. that will give us a few high clouds. the system right here showing signs of a few clouds drifting over us. but by tonight, it's gone. if you are heading out tonight, dress warm. because it will be dropping fast. this will bring in a little bit more cold air. sun, clouds, cold. chilly afternoon highs today. upper 40s, very, very low 50s. i mean, inland temperatures will really struggle here in the bay and coast, slightly warmer but not much. if you are heading out tonight, behave yourself. i want to see you here tomorrow morning, watching us. it will be cold.
bundle up. it will be dry. partly sunny, mostly sunny, cool, cold. but dry. in fact, first time in a long, long time, i don't think i have any rain in the 5, 6, 7-day outlook. tori? >> thank you, steve. the list of words for 2012 is out. the popular twitter acronym that's made the list. and congress, running out of time to stop the u.s. economy from going over the fiscal cliff. jamie dupree is in washington, d.c. where new numbers are being tossed around this morning. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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stocks are mixed. they were found for a while. that would be down for the fifth day in a row. the five-day losing streak for the dow would be the longest since july. the dow you can see it's turned positive. it's up just slightly. the nasdaq is also up 22. s&p down 4. now, u.s. stocks are not the only indexes affected. the major european indexes are down about .5 by now. in asia, most stock markets opened today end the year with losses also over u.s. economic concerns. australia, new zealand and south korea were all down more than .5%. in contrast, china's shanghai composite was up more than 1.50 after a positive manufacturing report. the other major markets were closed for the new year -- new
year's holiday. congress and the white house have about 13 hours to find a solution to the fiscal cliff. political reporter jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington. jamie, is there any progress being made? >> reporter: there were late night and early-morning talks. the leaders spoke by telephone. the things did not work out very well between the speaker and president obama. they didn't work out too well between the senate republican leader and the senate majority leader harry reid either. reid stepped back and now mitch mcconnell, the republican leader, is negotiating director with vice president biden. some of the details referred to leaked out may be the new
income threshold with taxes going up about $400,000, $450,000. there could be a number of other things. there's so many different moving parts in this. as of right now, we still don't have a final agreement. the senate is going to be in session in just a few minutes at the top of the hour. we hope to get an update from both leaders at that point in time. >> i've heard the fiscal cliff it's been more described as a fiscal cliff slope. so it's not like we're gonna crash after midnight tonight, midnight east coast time, and we might not see a change directly in our first paychecks in 2013. >> reporter: yeah, let's just say if we go over, it will probably take a while for that to be held into your withholding on your paycheck. but it would hit every working american sooner or later if nothing is gone. a guy who lives on my block is an economist. i said how bad would this be?
he said it depends on how long we stay over the cliff. if it's for aer yoo, it could really hurt the economy. if it's only for a few weeks, congress could have a retroactive plan and take it away and you wouldn't feel anything this your paycheck. a lot of different outcomes are possible. i think one thing we have to gird ourselves for is a scaled back plan. it's not clear how much that would be. i guess the one thing i would say, there's still time to get to the liquors for everyone to get ready for new year's eve. i think we'll be celebrating in the halls of the capitol. >> you say it's pretty rare for congress to work on a sunday. but it wasn't that long ago they were working on a sunday. it was just about an hour navy ago -- an hour and a half ago. >> reporter: that was at the end of july and that actually
set up what we're dealing with now. one of my colleagues said the last time we were session both houses voting on a new year's eve was 1995. the government shutdown that was going on between republicans in the congress and president bill clinton. tori? >> all right. hanging on to the very last second. thank you. you can find a link on our website. just go to ktvu.com. pulls down the news menu bar and go to our politics page. 7:48. starting tomorrow, military veterans will be given -- given a preference when you apply for a job at b.a.r.t. b.a.r.t. board of directors made that decision earlier this month. now, job candidates must have five months of active status with the military and they have to get a passing score in the first phase of the hiring process. by the way, this new policy does not apply to veterans who were dishonorably discharged.
well, new york organizers of tonight's big new year's eve celebration in times square, they are conducting last-minute tests for the big ball drop tonight. >> 3, 2, 1! happy new year! >> yeah, the 12,000-pound ball will rise 135 feet tonight in front of a huge crowd. almost 2700 waterford crystals cover the ball and it's lit by more than 32,000 lights. new year's eve celebrations are starting early in san jose. a balloon drop for families and this is video from the party at the center a couple of years ago. a countdown will start at 11:00 a.m. and then 1:00 p.m. and then 4:00 p.m. marking midnight celebrations in other parts of the world. and families can attend another new year's eve celebration at the bay area discovery museum in sausito. it's the third annual noon-
year's eve lasting from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 12:00 p.m., families will count down for a ball drop. there will be music and crafts for the kids. admission $11. some words people would like to ban. the annual list put together by michigan state university. topping this year's list, fiscal cliff. that's followed by spoiler alert, bucket list and yolo, which sounds for you only live once. you see that a lot of times on twitter, especially from teenagers. one person quote, it is an excuse to do some really stupid things. >> yolo. >> another phrase on the list, kick the can down the road. >> kick the can down the road. >> we've heard that with job creators. >> yeah. stanford football fans have a rosy outlook for tomorrow. they are rooting for something that has not happened on new
west made the news last night during his show. e news has confirmed with the kardashian family and he said, yes, kim kardashian is 12 weeks pregnant. her divorce from chris humphreys is not yet -- kris humphreys is not yet finalized. those going to the rose parade are not allowed to stake out a spot until noon today. after the parade is the granddaddy of all bowl games. it's been 12 years since the stanford cardinal played in the game which they are doing tomorrow. coming up at 8:30, we'll he go live to pasadena for a live
preview with fred inglis and cardinal fans who didn't get a ticket can watch at several bay area viewing parties. in palo alto, they are going to the patio. in ap, the comraws -- in napa, the comrades rio grille. there are parties in france, brazil, efwhere. >> hopefully it will -- it will bring them luck. >> yes. tara? >> the chp log is looking pretty good at this hour. not a lot of incidents to report. in the south bay, 280 at the 880 split, we have free-flowing traffic. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights. we did have an earlier stall,
ate 0 eastbound. that's in the opposite direction of the commute -- 8 eastbound. that's in the on -- 80 eastbound. that's in the opposite direction. steve? tara? >> it's cold. >> it is cold. >> in fact, i just saw a 29- degree reading in partly sunniton. so there are -- in pleasanton. a few high clouds. not much. this system is falling apart. there it is. one part is going north. one part is going south. we're left in between. 20s and 30s. that 37 livermore is at the airport. it's a very localized event. about two blocks away. it's 32. 3 at oakland. that tells you -- 38 at oakland. that tells you it's cold there. you can see how it is beginning to shear apart.
sun, then some clouds. ny clouds really take the edge off. but upper 40s and low 50s. the good news, i know it's cold. that's going to continue. so tonight, looks okay. partly cloudy maybe near the coast. bundle you. i doubt many of you will be outside. mostly sunny, and then dry. wednesday, thursday. could be some patchy fog forming down the road. another weak system on the weekend. looks like the pattern is changing to a drier pattern. a tour bus plunges off an oregon highway. what investigators say may have caused the deadly crash. an early-morning house fire in san francisco turns into a dangerous situation for fire crews as flames begin to shoot from a natural gas line. why it took several hours for pg&e to turn off the line. >> reporter: if you are celebrating new year's eve in san francisco, you may want to leave your car behind. we'll tell you about some other
good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. it's monday, tease 31st. hours ago, firefighters were battling a house fire. alex savidge is live with more. what do you know now? >> reporter: at this point, all of the repair work has been done by pg&e. they had to dig up the road to repair that natural gas line that ruptured here this morning. things were very difficult for firefighters. they had this huge fire going inside this home across the street that you can see was heavily damaged. meantime, the fire inside the home touched off a second fire with flames that were pouring out of the curbside gas valve. firefighters couldn't turn off the gas themselves. so they had to wait a couple of hours for pg&e crews to come in and dig up the road and turn off the main line. as fire tore through both homes, flames shot 15 feet up
into the air. the fire started just before 1:00 this morning on the 100 block of athens street. four people were home at the time. two of them had to be taken to the hospital with possible smoke inhale -- inhalation. >> the man who lives next door says he's thankful about the neighbor who warned him about the fire. >> the neighbor kim knocking on the door -- came knocking on the door. ply wife was upstairs -- my wife was upstairs with my son. we ran out. >> reporter: as far as who lives in the home, it's difficult to say, neighbors say. a lot of people come and go. the fire is a total loss. pg&e says this was not due a faulty line.
the bal battalion chief told me that this morning. they are trying to figure out if something unusual may have been going on with the gas meter. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. at least nine people were killed after a tour bus crashed on in eastern oregon. it happened yesterday near interstate 84 in pend elton in an area known as deadman pass. authorities say that bus ran through a guardrail and plunged 100 feet into the embankment. the bus was going from las vegas to vancouver, british columbia. the bus driver survived the crash but has not talked to police yet because of the seriousness of his injuries. it's new year's eve. police officers are everywhere watching for drivers who may be celebrating too much. the holiday enforcement started last night and continues
through tomorrow night. dui checkpoints are in place to catch em paired drivers. the chp says it's a -- impaired drivers. the chp says it's a particularly dangerous year. if you plan to celebrate by drinking, make sure you have a designated sober driver to get you home safely. the chp also released details of bay area dui-related arrests over the past holiday weekend. since friday, the chp made 123 arrests around the bay area. that's down from 161 arrests during the same period last year. 8:0 3. well, aaa is trying to -- 8:03. well aaa is conducting their tipsy tow program. you can call aaa for a free ride and a tow home up to ten miles. tipsy tows are available from 6:00 tonight until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. you don't have to be a aaa member to take advantage of it. well, transit agencies are beefing up service for new year's eve. some of them are even offering
you free rides. allie rasmus is live in san francisco to tell us what b.a.r.t. and muni are doing to get ready for what we assume will be a very busy night. >> reporter: well, fast forward about 12 hours from now and these muni buses and trains will be packed with people. there's about 250,000 people expected to come to san francisco to the embarcadero for the new year's fireworks celebration. when it comes to getting into the city, several people said there's only one way they could try to make it here. >> public transit in general is a great idea. >> i wouldn't drive. i don't drive to san francisco if i can avoid it. >> i would most likely say b.a.r.t. and take the muni. yeah. it's free today. >> reporter: well, she's right. muni will be free for everyone starting at 8:00 tonight until 6:00 a.m. new year's day. other agencies will be offering free rides. caltrain and caltrans will be
free. and they are offering free service for the vta rides after 7:00 p.m. on b.a.r.t. you will have to pay for your ticket. so be sure to buy a round-trip ticket ahead of him or use your clippard card. but trains on b.a.r.t. will run until 3:00 a.m., new year's day. pittsburg trains will only stop at the dublin and the dublin will stop at the embarcadero. the millbrae will still stop at the san francisco stations. if you are coming to and from the east bay, make sure you -- you are eight the right station. there are a lot of different on -- you are at the right station. there are a lot of different options. that's always a good idea so you don't have to worry about a designated driver and you can
enjoy those new year's eve toasts. back to you. >> thank you. alley is bundled up in the coat -- allie is bundled up in that coat. >> it's cold. it's rained. we have icy patches in the north bay and near orin dawn. if we take a look at the san pablo reservoir, a driver went off the roadway from black ice. went down the hillside at least 100 feet. it happened on the san pablo road just west of bear creek road. miraculously, no injuries. definitely a reminder to take it easy on the roads. golden gate, you can traffic slowing very nicely of the sun is out. really a beautiful sky there. up next, 280 in san jose. you can see the traffic slowing very nicely in both directions. 8:06. the sun's here. steve? >> it is here. there are a few high clouds. boy, is it cold this morning. a lot of upper 20s, 30s, upper
30s and low 40s to the coast and bay. some very fast-moving clouds. pretty active jet stream. it's mainly offshore. that's where this system is heading. you can alreadady see it beginning to split and shear apart. we'll get high clouds from it and maybe some partly sunny skies. not expecting any rain. 30 napa, 30 santa rosa. livermore has been all over the map. it's 29 to about 33 degrees. concord, 32. fairfield, i know their windchill is about 26. san rafael, i mean, everybody is painted in there, except officially in san francisco. it was 6 below, now 2 below warming up in tahoe. 29 in clearlake, cloery reporting that. and -- chloe reporting that. the system looks good. there's not enough support. cold lows, chilly, chilly temperatures here. the pattern is changing. i think january is going to be pretty quiet here. there's nothing out there that
says rain, rain, rain. sun, then clouds. cold morning, chilly afternoon highs. i mean, it won't take long to -- upper 40s to the low 50s at best and then tonight they will drop off fast under clearing skies. you are good to go. bunding you. it will be cold -- bundle up. mostly sunny tomorrow. maybe a little breezy. it looks quiet. wednesday, could be some higher clouds coming in late thursday, friday. but overall, i think things are on the rain as far as rain goes and a very quiet pattern. the body of that gunman blamed for the newtown, connecticut school shooting has been claimed for burial. receipt maynes were claimed several day dash the remains were claim -- several days ago. the remains were claimed several days ago by according to authorities, his father. president obama pledged full efforts to back legislation aimed at preventing
more gun violence. he also said he was skeptical about the nra's proposal to put armed guards at schools after what happened in newtown. >> the president vowed he will rally the american people around an agenda to limit gun violence, saying he still supports increased background checks and also banning assault rifles. 8:09. some sandy hook elementariary students and their guests were at the giants' game in new york jade. jade-- yesterday. they lined up on the field and cheered. they did it, they routed philadelphia, 42-7. the eagles announced they fired andy reid and he has company, the bills, kansas city, cleveland have all reportedly fired their coaches this morning. someone in san francisco hit the jackpot when they bought a winning lottery
ticket. the holder bought the golden ticket at san bruno market and is one of three people to win the top prize in saturday's fantasy 5 game. the three winners will split the top prize of $545,900. 8:09. a woman accused in a fatal hit- and-run crash in san francisco is expected in court to enter a plea. police say 23-year-old gina eunis was drunk when she hit a group of people walking along the road near twin peaks a few weeks ago. she was knocked down a hillside and was killed. she's being held on $2 million bail. her lawyer says eunice had been studying to become a police officer before that crash. well, thieves targeted a nonprofit school in santa rosa over the christmas holiday of the it happened at the new -- holiday. it happened at the new horizon school. thieves stole computers, cash,
paychecks, even the school's minivan. the losses are estimated at $35,000. now, the theft was discovered the day after christmas. the thieves probably, though, broke in on the 23rd. the director of the school says it appears whoever was responsible flew that school and was familiar -- new that school and was familiar with it. b.a.r.t. says the oakland airport connector project is on schedule. the $484 million project is about 65% complete. the 3.2-mile connector from the coliseum b.a.r.t. station to the oakland airport is due to open in september 2014. so still a little ways to go. 8:11. if you like milk, can you imagine paying $8 for a gallon of milk? the reason milk prices may double. the circumstances were not in favor of this little baby when she was born.
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well, it should start to warm up a little bit. 20, 30s or 40s for a few. but mostly sunny. not very farm. upper 40s an low 50s. 8:14. well, now we're less than 13 hours away from going over that fiscal cliff when taxes automatically go up and government spending cuts take effect. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the sticking point is
still who's gonna pay more taxes? kyle this. >> reporter: we just heard from senate majority leader harry reid. he said discussions don't this hour and the single most important goal remains to protect the middles can. hitch mock connell and vice president joe biden picked up negotiations again this northerning after talking yesterday -- morning after talk as yesterday. democrats want to raise taxes on householding making $450,000. republicans are hoeing out at $550,000. without a deal, income taxes will go up on all americans tomorrow. some lawmakers expect a short- term deal to keep that from happening but they are running out of that time to get it done. >> any time you are putting a deal together, it's always the details that will give you. you have to get the details done. there is a lot of backroom operation going on right now, making sure all of the i-s get dotted and the ts crossed.
>> reporter: house speaker john boehner says they would take up a proposed senate bill and either pass it or amend it and send it back to the senate for approval. there's now less than 13 hours for both parties to find compromise or vote on a deal or else the country will go over the fiscal cliff. there is a new dairy cliff bill. leaders in the house and senate agriculture committees agree to a one-year extension of the expiring farm bill. so far, no house vote is scheduled. if this bill is not passed, the price of milk could double next month. some estimate that a gallon of milk could go up to $8 a gallon. 8:16. today, a second volunteer firefighter who was shot and killed in upstate new york will be laid to rest. [bagpipes]
>> yesterday, hundreds of police officers paid their respects to michael chippairini. investigators say he and tomasz were shot after someone shom them responding a fire. a car crashed into a funeral home at the wyemoth funeral brothers. it was just about a funeral was about to get underway. police say it appears two teens were racing when they lost control and crashed their car into the building. >> literally, five seconds after i entered the side rule -- side room, we saw the car careen into the building. >> the teens were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. a 66-year-old man inside the building has a broken leg.
police interviewed a second driver who may have been racing but have not head any arrests. a suspected drunk driver slammed right into an officer's parole car. sheriff deputies say a suspected drunk driver was speeding, ran through a red light and hit the driver's side of the police officer's car. that officer was trapped for almost an hour before firefighters rescued him. >> i just noticed the car or truck coming out at a really hide speed. the next thing i know he was coming to the intersection. i looked to my right and he t- boned the cop car. >> police say that police officer has broken bones and also internal injuries. the driver who crashed into the police officer was not seriously hurt. he was arrested, though, on suspicion of drunk driving. well, comedian katt williams is out on bail this morning. he was arrested in los angeles friday. police arrested williams on
charges of child entertainment and possessing stolen guns after -- endangerment and possessing stolen conditions. katt williams has had several run-ins with the last, including a fight here in oakland. 8:18. one illinois state trooper had to act really quickly when he helped to deliver his own baby daughter on the side of the highway. >> i told him there was a foot hanging out and he didn't believe me and i reached and there were toes. macy caroline martinez was born on the side of the highway. chad, the father, pulled off the side of 88 and macy was born within minutes. the 7 pound, 2 ounce minutes was not in the clear. >> the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck twice. so at that point, training just kicked in. >> so chad laid the baby down on the side of the highway and
cleared her airway until she started to highway. the ambulance took the baby to the hospital and they are all doing just fine. some city employees are being payed to carpool or take mass transit. starting tomorrow, almost 370 employees will be paid to find eco-friendly ways to get to work. employees who carpool will get $50 and those who use mass cell phones its will get a clippard -- mass transit will get a clippard card. tomorrow, all over california, a tax hike takes effect. what it is and how this will affect what you buy. meteorologist steve paulson will tell us what the weather will be like for tonight's new year's eve celebrations. a beautiful picture there of the golden gate bridge. here is a look at 680 at the sunol grade. coming up, we have an issue with caltrains to tell you about -- next. ♪
8:23. zinga, cutting 11 of its games is one way to cut cost. the video game developer is looking for ways to bounce back after its stock sell almost 70% since it went public. they will open at $2.33 today. it is stopping petville, mauve yowars ii and nine other games it says just weren't carrying their own weight.
they are also cutting more than 100 jobs and closing some offices. 8:23. the start of a new year also marks the beginning of a new state-wide sales tax. california sales tax will increase .25 up to 7.50% thanks to proposition 30. that translates to about an $86 difference in buying a big ticket item like a honda accord. for some shop, the increase is small in comparison to other economic concerns. >> just the uncertainty, the fiscal cliff and how things are gonna pan out from these next few months. >> the increase on sales tax from prop 30 will last for four years. the god news for consumers, the sales increase does not apply to gas. 8:24. let's go to tara right now. we have some problems on caltrain. what's going on? >> that's right. on the southbound 322 train we had an emergency break near brisbane due to signal problems. we'll keep you posted on
whether it causes more widespread delays. 101 looking good. we do want to mention that muni, vta, caltrain and sam transare all offering free rides tonight. so be aware of it. b.a.r.t. also offering extended service. up next, the bay bridge, your commute into san francisco, a nice one. no delays at all. the metering lights never went on. 101 near san jose, northbound as you make your way to the air looking good. here's steve. all right, tara. thank you very much. cold this morning. 20s, upper 20s -- 20ss, some 30s. that system coming in is losing a lot of its punch. 30s, livermore airport has just gotten a little bit of an downslope effect. they want anywhere from about 33 to 50. that makes more sense. 38 oakland, 37 hayward, 34,
napa/santa rosa, again, the system is -- it's just falling apart. sun, then some high and mid- level clouds. chilly temperatures today. very fast-moving jet stream up above. these clouds will be moving fast. 40s and 50 the if you are heading out tonight -- 50s. if you are heading out tonight, dress warm. i think temperatures drop really fast. there's even colder air coming in behind this system. not much. but more cold. yeah, it looks like it. we'll have drier weather. it looks quiet. i think the pattern's changed. i'm already getting e-mails from people saying -- don't worry. the rain will be back. we had two months of it. we need a couple of weeks to.com down. 8:26. the tragic killing of a 15-year- old oakland girl in broad daylight. who the police are searching for and why they think the gunman is just as young as she is. we're live in san jose, where a neighborhood is grief- stricken after a fire tears
through an apartment killing a family. we'll tell you how the people are coping with the loss. >> reporter: and we're live at the goodwill in san francisco, where today is considered the largest donation day of the year. we'll tell you about the mostvation that's driving people to give. that's when "mornings on 2" continues. [ male announcer ] subway has so many
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but the fire official said they will most likely not have investigators come out this morning. they've been spending time in the second-story apartment. they feel they have what they need to figure out the cause. this all started from an apartment that is boarded up because of the severe damage inside. yesterday, residents came back to their apartment to gather essentials. the fire broke out here at 11:00 on saturday night. the red cross is helping house 47 adults an 26 children because there is no electricity in the building and there's still water and smoke damage. their neighbors, a man, his wife, and daughter died in the apartment before firefighters could reach them. neighbors told us in spanish how they feel for the little girl's mother. [speaking in spanish]
>> reporter: this woman said she is so sad this happened. she says they are in heaven now. she says material things can be fixed but lives cannot be replaced. arson investigators are back at the office studying evidence to determine a cause. the red cross told us this morning they are prepared to help the families again for another night if electricity isn't turned back on here today. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:31. starting torm, grocery stores -- starting tomorrow, grocery stores in alameda county cannot distribute plastic bags to customers. they are allowed to use paper or reusable bags but they have to charge at least a dime for each bag. shoppers using food stamps won't have to pay the fee. tomorrow, the minimum wage in san francisco goes up to
$10.55. san francisco is the city with the highest minimum wage. workers say that's hurting the some who don't want to pay $10 to some teenagers. goodwill will be busy today taking in donations. brian flows is at the mission street location and there is a special giveaway today. >> reporter: good morning dave. today, as least for goodwill -- at least for goodwill stores, today is considered the largest day to donate. volunteers and workers are eight set up for the annual donate-a-thon. today they are expecting hundreds and hundreds of people to drop off clothes book, furniture. this year, they are making a party out of it later on this morning. there will be a live band.
they are expected to give out prizes as well. with this being new year's eve, some people are getting rid of old clothes and books and bringing in the new. they say this is the biggest donation day of the year. they say people want to get rid of their stuff and want to declutter as some people told us this morning. they also say this is the last time this year that you can report tax deductible donations on your return. so people are definitely taking advantage of that as well. but for goodwill. whether it is today or any other day, the donations go to a good cause. >> i feel very fortunate for everyone i have. my family and everything. others are -- have a lot less. it's a good way to pass it on. >> when i was laid off a few years ago, goodwill gave me a job opportunity so i rereally appreciate that and now that i've moved from goodwill, i still want to give back to the cause. >> ier, willie brown donated several suits and some of his
clothes. if you want to take a look at those, the willie brown collection is available at sfgood-- goodwill.. they are expecting a lot of people to be here on mission street. san francisco police are here just in case the lines get too busy and they are expecting a lot of people as the day moves on. we're live here in san francisco. i'm brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:34. tomorrow, sanford returns to one of the big et games in all of sports, the cardinal will face wisconsin in the 2013 rosebowl. fred inglis is live from pasadena with the preview of the big game. good morning, fred. >> reporter: good morning.
it's all about the tournament of roses. as you watch local television, they seem to forget there is a rosebowl game going on. there is a big parade. it's very cold here. we're at the l.a. hotel. it's the official media headquarters. about 450 of us media types are expected to cover this wisconsin and stanford ballgame. the stan are not practicing -- stanford are not practicing. they will have a short workout at glendale community college. there will be a noon kickoff luncheon with coach david shaw available. we hope to get to that. this is a big game, a game that stanford is favored by six points. wisconsin coming in with an -- an 8-5 record. that victory sent them into the
pac 12 championship against the same ucla bruins. but that one was in stanford. it's been 13 years since any stanford team has gotten to this rosebowl. but they are as we say favorites as we talked to david shaw, he says one of the things about his team is that they are tough, smart and they are right now confident without attitude. that seems to be an important key figure here. we -- again, there's talking about very cold weather down here for l.a. steve can tell you more about that. we expect about 60-degree temperatures tomorrow. people are crazy. they are already lining up for the tournament of roses parade. that will not be us, by the way. we will not be going out there for that kind of a standup. but we do hope to get over to coach david shaw on about noon, try to get some insight here as they approach the big game. it's a 2:00 kickoff tomorrow.
there will be about 90,000 people there. the majority of the people that will be at that -- in the stands will probably be stanford supporters. they sold over 3,000 tickets, stanford did and that's about twice as much as the wisconsin badgers. obviously, distance and all being a factor there. a lot of things are on the line here. we are going to have another report later tonight and who knows? maybe even get back to talk to you tomorrow. by the way, i will keep one of these for you, tori. >> all right. that would be very nice. thank you, fred. i was down in pasadena. >> yeah, yeah. >> this past week and we went to the rosebowl, got to see some of the floats that were being made. it was spectacular. i did get a pretty red rose down hear. >> and fred has another one.
>> exactly. >> very lucky. let's check in with tara. she's gonna help you get to where you need to go. and also because it's new year's eve you can ride for free on muni in certain areas. >> that's right. a great, great program. they are offering free rides from 8:00 tonight until 6:00 tomorrow morning. caltrain and sam transofferring free rides after 11:00. vta will be free from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. b.a.r.t. is offering extended service. we're gonna head outside, this is highway 4, the bay point, pittsburg area. the sun is out. it's pretty cold. we have icy patches up up in the hills of eye ren could you -- orib da. this is up -- eye rin da. this is up -- orinda, this is where somebody careened off black ice. be careful driving this morning. mill pete, westbound traffic, the -- milpitas, those are the
cars headed away interest us. some temperatures near upper 20s, 30s. just had a couple of the are of reports -- couple of reports from walnut creek, 20s. peninsula, you name it, there were plenty to go around. well, mostly sunny today. at least we'll start off that way. might set some clouds -- might get some clouds. montgomeryville, 29. 28 in kentwood. a lot of these temperatures might have dipped a couple of more degrees. it was 6 below in tahoe. now it's only 4 below. 2 in middleton, 33 sacramento.
that ronald up in crescent city will be happy because i'm showing crescent city. we just saw fred said it's cold in southern california. that's the same low that visited us late friday and saturday. produced some good hail in san diego. chains required. clouds will kind of just drift south over us. staying very chilly. we'll clear it out. it will be cold again tomorrow morning. sun, clouds, mostly sunny, partly sunny. chilly temperatures, upper 40s, very low 50s. berkeley in there. i think areas will be hard pressed to be above about 50, 51. good to go for dry weather. don't have to worry about any rain tonight. it will be partly cloudy and cold and dropping fast. mostly sunny tomorrow after another very cold morning. looks dry wednesday, thursday. a little disagreement on the weekend. i don't think it will amount to
too much but i think we'll get some clouds out of it. 20 minutes before 9:00. police are searching for the man who stabbed two teens at a southern california mall. it happened yesterday at the south bay galleria in redondo beach. police say a man approached a 13-year-old boy and girl outside a movie theater at the mall and stabbed them in the chest. the teens are in stable condition after undergoing surgery. police say it appears the attack was unfriday vehicled and the -- unprovoked and the teens did not know the man who stabbed them. in afternoon in oakland, religious and community leaders will be gathering at saint columbia church remembering the homicide victims in 2012. that vigil will begin at 3:00 p.m. oakland police are searching for whoever shot and killed a 15-year-old girl yesterday afternoon. authorities think the suspect is also young, between 13 and 16 years old. the teenaged girl was walking with her friends through the lyon creek crossings housing
project and a baby was in the middle of the group but the baby was not hurt. her family member can't understand why this happened. >> we were just hanging out. only went to the mall. go to the mall together. i mean what are they gonna do? a baby. come on. >> now, a second victim, a 14- year-old boy is recovering from nonlife-threatening injuries. authorities are going over surveillance video. they are also questioning witnesses hoping to find some answers. 8:42. a body found in livermore with several gunshots. why police need your help. also, why secretary of state hillary clinton is still in a new york hospital this morning. >> reporter: san francisco transit officials want you to leave your car behind if you are planning to come to the city. we'll tell you about some of the transit agencies offering free rides. "mornings on 2" continues after the break.
taking a live lock at the big board, the dow is up 3. what potentially could break a five- day losing streak. the nasdaq is up 18 and the s&p is up 3. 8:45. this move, secretary of state hillary clinton remains under observation at a new york state stop being treated for a blood clot. rene marsh has more. >> reporter: we know that hillary clinton is expected to remain at new york presbyterian hospital for the next 48 hours. now, doctors discovered the blood clot during a followup examination related to a concussion she suffered this month. that's according to her spokesman. it's unclear exactly where this blood clot is lowcated. doctors continue -- located. doctors continue to monitor her. she's being treated with anti-
coagulants. she came down with the flu, became dehydrated and fainted. that's what caused the concussion. this all comes as clinton wraps up her tenure at secretary of state which has been a hectic assignment to say the least. clinton logged more than 400 travel days nearly a million miles. so she's had one busy career as secretary of state. of course, she plans on stepping down from the post if and when senator john kerry gets confirmed by the senate. tori, back to you. >> all right, rene marsh, thank you. 8:47. meanwhile, a new u.s. senate report on the attack on the consulate in libya, blames the state department for not having a plan to rescue americans. the report says the state department did not respond to rising security threats in benghazi in the months leading
up to the attack. the senate report says in the future, the state department should determine if it can provide enough security for diplomats and and where it can't, american personnel need to be removed from the postings. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you right now. in washington, congress has until midnight tonight, eastern time, that's 9:00 p.m. our time, to reach a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff. now, if the lawmakers miss the deadline income taxes are set to go up for all americans. and overnight fire on athens street in san francisco destroyed this house. two people had to be treated for smoke inhalation. the fire caused a gas line to rupture outside of the home. it took a couple of hours for pg&e crews to get there, dig up the road and then turn off that gas line. and officials in san francisco are saying if you are going out for a new year's eve party, ride mass transit. 250,000 people are expected to
be at san francisco's fire works show on the waterfront. ktvu's allie rasmus is here now to tell us how b.a.r.t. and muni are preparing for all of those crowds. allie? >> reporter: well, these muni buses and cable cars are pretty backed right now, you this re only gonna -- but they are only gonna get busier as the day goes on. thousands people are expected to come here for various parties and events. when it comes to getting into the city on new year's eve, many people said there's only one option for them. >> public transportation is good especially if you don't have to really get stuck in traffic or anything like that. >> it keeps doctorses off the road. people -- doctors off the road. people -- drunk drivers off the road. people safe. >> reporter: muni will be free for everyone from 8:00 p.m. this until 6:00 a.m. new year's eve. other transit agencies will be doing the same thing after
11:00 tonight. cal -- caltrain and sam trans. the last line leaves san francisco at 2:15 this morning. in san jose, the vta rides will be free at 7:00 -- 7:00 p.m. on b.a.r.t., you will have to pay for your ticket. use a clippard card or buy a pass ahead of time. trains on b.a.r.t. will run late tonight until 3:00 a.m. but in order to avoid congestion, trains will not be stopping at the san francisco stations. the stations will only stop at the montgomery stations. daly city will stop at all san francisco stations. if you are coming to and from the east bay, you want to make sure you are at the right station so that you can get home tonight. so there are a lot of options for people who want to come to this city to celebrate new year's eve but do not want to take their cars with them. it's a good idea to leave your car at home so you can enjoy all of those new year eve toast -- new year's eve's coasts.
there was a security breach at palm springs international airport yesterday. that caused a one-hour delay in flights and operations. it happened in the afternoon after a man went past security without being screened. the airport's executive director said a man was not arrested because they didn't think he meant any harm. police in -- police in livermore are searching for more information about the death of a man found shot several times near a golf course in livermore. a jogger found the body near galaxy court and spring town golf course just before 7:30 saturday morning. >> the victim identified as kenneth robert ogden of livermore was pronounced deadly at the -- pronounced -- pronounced dead at the scene. about 40 people showed up for a vigil in his memory. if you have any information, call the police. it is 90 minutes before 9:00. we now know the nails of two young men killed last friday in west oakland. police say 21-year-old darryl armstrong, and 19-year-old keith davis were killed on mead
eave. the victims were friends and armstrong lived near the shooting scene. no arrests have been made and the is investigation continues. tomorrow will be four years since the shooting death of oscar grant. on january 1st, 2009, grant was shot and killed by b.a.r.t. police officer, johannes mehserle, on the platform of the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station. the shooting was captured on cell phone video. a jury later convicted johannes mehserle of involuntary manslaughter. oscar grant's family and friends will hold a vigil tomorrow afternoon at the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station. :52. starting tomorrow -- 8:5, starting tomorrow, b.a.r.t. will make it a priority to hire military and you have to get a passing score within the first phase of the hiring process. this policy does not apply to veterans who were dishonorably
discharged. 8:52. the 49ers now getting ready for the playoffs after clenching the nfc west. the emotional moment that led to a standing occasion at candlestick park. tara is coming back one last check for the morning commute. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is!
8:55. the 49ers at the game you could hear the fans chanting "bye" as. team clenched the title at hole. the 9ers beat the arizona cardinals, 27-13. michael crabtree, just like that, caught 8 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns, that means the 49ers will have an extra week to get ready before hosting a divisional round game saturday, january 12th. they will play either the packers, seahawks or the redskins. alex smith comes into the game. >> 49ers' fans showed appreciation for quarterback alex smith. he got a standing oovation. he took the field with less than six minute the left in the 4th quarter. it was his first appearance, may have been his last since he threw a touchdown to michael crabtree in the second quarter against the rams on november 11. that's when he had the
concussion that knocked him out of the game which started the whole controversy -- quarterback controversy. as for the raiders, they lost to the san diego charmers. in the third quart tech the raiders rallied to -- quarter, the ray ders rallied -- raiders rallied. but the chargers won. the raiders' season, well, they only one four games. it was also expected to be norv turner's final game as the coach of the chargers. he led the raiders for two years. there's been six other nfl coaches who have lost their jobs. >> a lot. let's check in with tara. an accident in walnut creek? >> that's right 680 at the offramp. at the macarthur maze, a three-
car crash, two lanes are blocked there. if we take a look at our maps we can show you we have a traffic hazard. 101 southbound at the richmond bridge. and this is a look at the east shore freeway, you can see traffic moving along nicely. here's steve. well, cold, cold this morning. a lot of upper 20s, 30s. it will be sunny to mostly sunny. maybe a few clouds. not much happening until maybe the weekend. even that, i think is more clouds and not any rain. cold. >> all right, steve. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for joining us. >> thank you for watching ktvu this morning. see you tomorrow.